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The only "Design Ready" Zero VOC compatible machines in North America

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HERO is now a Gennex and Color Preview Supplier for US & CANADA. The 3 approved automatic dispenser models are:
*A310-16 *A360-16 *A450-16

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A450 Eureka™ - Simultaneous

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A450 Eureka™ - Simultaneous

Model A450 - EUREKA Simultaneous Dispense Automatic Colorant Dispenser

  • Innovative Technology Provides Unequaled Color Accuracy.

The Eureka A450 incorporates HERO's new patented Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP) dispensing technology. This new, innovative, and revolutionary pump design allows HERO to offer the first truly low maintenance automatic colorant dispenser. In fact, we believe it offers the lowest cost of ownership available on the market today. The A450 incorporates this PCP technology into its unique cartridge design pump which allows for quick, clean and simple replacement. In addition, the A450 will further reduce your yearly maintenance cost as it does not suffer calibration drift like other competing technologies.

Thanks to this technology's ability to reverse the flow of colorant through the pump, HERO has also solved the problem of colorants drying in the nozzles. This feature is referred to as draw back. At the end of each dispense, the pump reverses rotation “sniffing” back the colorant inside the nozzles. This minimizes contact of colorant with air.

The Eureka A450 is an innovative automatic dispenser designed to meet the needs of a medium volume paint retailer. It can simultaneously dispense up to 4 colorants at once. That's approximately 40 ounces per minute! Furthermore, the A450 also offers precision unmatched by its rivals. It also operates within a +/-1% error on average dispenses. Yes, this unit is so precise it can be used to tint sample color testers!


  • Unbeatable precision and productivity (better than a gear pump system)
  • Unmatched durability and low maintenance cost (Similar to a piston pump system)
  • Simple to repair, a complete dispense circuit can be replaced in less than five minutes without the need for special tools or training
  • No calibration drift - regular scheduled calibration not required
  • Simple to use
  • Unbeatable quality/price ratio
  • Simultaneous dispense of up to 4 colorants at once - up to 40 ounces per minute!
  • New cartridge pumps for quick and clean replacement of pumps


  • Low maintenance and service costs
  • Capable of dispensing difficult products
  • Colorant won't dry in the nozzles
  • Improved durability and pump life compared to gear drive units


  • Top is ideal height for use as a desk for computer, height is 45.25"(115cm)
  • Sliding shelf for computer, keyboard, LCD screen and accessories
  • Low refill height
  • Space saving ergonomic design

*Specifications subject to change without notice



A450 Eureka™ - Simultaneous

Dispense System
A450 - Simultaneous dispense

Number of circuits
Up to 16 canisters

Dispense technology
Progressive Cavity Pump (PCP). This technology eliminates the need for valves while offering a level of precision unmatched by other volumetric dispensers

Water-based or Universal Colorants

Canister content
12 circuit - 8 x 3.7 quart (3.5L) + 4 x 5.1 quart (4.8L)
16 circuit - 12 x 3.7 quart (3.5L) + 4 x 5.1 quart (4.8L)

Max flow rate
Can dispense up to 4 colorants simultaneously at up to 10 oz/min (0.3 L/min) per colorant. Total flow rate of up to 40 ounces (1.2 L) per minute!
Dispense speed is colorant dependent.

Average precision
+/-1% results are colorant dependent

Minimum dispense quantity
Down to 1/768 fl. oz.

Nozzle capping system
Fully automatic humidifier cap

Can in place sensor
Photocell can sensor

Bung Hole locator
Laser cross hair

Can handling
Automatic can shelf

16 canister - 45"(114.3 cm) height x 37"(94 cm) width x 29" (73.5cm) depth

Shipping dimensions
16 canisters - 54" (137 cm) height x 39" (99 cm) width x 35" (89 cm) depth - 569 lbs (258kg)

Power supply
220 V. 50 Hz. 6 A. self-adjusting power supply
110 V. 60 Hz. 12 A. self-adjusting power supply

Dual channel dispense
Solvent based colorant pumps
8oz Sample program setup - pull out sample can tray
Bar code reader with custom holder
Dell computer package - monitor, keyboard, mouse & XP Prof
Label printer
Available with conveyor - Roller shelf

*Specifications subject to change without notice



A450 Eureka™ - Simultaneous

TintWise™ Software

Point of Sale Dispense and Utilities Software

All of our automatic dispensers come complete with HERO's latest version of TintWise™ dispense and machine utilities software. This state of the art Windows color formula software is specifically designed for point-of-sale custom color dispensing. It performs a large list of functions including: product look up, can size specification, user security, label printing, color database management, and custom formula generation. The utilities area also offers simple to use machine calibration, colorant level visualization, and warning level settings for re-filling, agitation, service intervals, and purging. This software is also compatible with most common brands of spectrophotometer and color matching software so you can operate your dispenser seamlessly with these programs. A bar code reader can also be interfaced if required. In addition, the user interface can be customized with your company logo.

HERO also offers precision laboratory software specially designed for lab technicians and service teams to facilitate database development, preparation and formula book updating.

Specifications subject to change without notice


A450 Eureka™ - Simultaneous



A450 Eureka™ - Simultaneous